Updates, Broken limbs and Food Co-ops

How have you been? Things have been crazy here in my household. The weather has been crazy hot (over 100 degrees F many days).

Hades called, they want their weather back.

I’m inclined to give it back, I’m not a fan of melting.

Since we have stolen Hades’ weather, my garden is mostly finished (Garden Gab the wilt-ey edition), the jalapeรฑo peppers, tomatoes and watermelon plants are hanging on, but barely. It’s far too ugly to show a picture of.

My sweet daughter turned 13, began wearing make-up and then promptly broke her arm. Not that I believe make-up and broken limbs are related items, but it’s hard watching them grow up and it’s hard watching them get hurt.

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Sadly, she has her mother’s grace and fell off the bed onto her hand. Scaphoid bone, fractured.

She’ll be in a cast for at least 12 weeks.

I want to tell you about a food co-op I’m taking part in. My friend and blogging goddess Lane wrote a post in July about Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op.

I have participated for about 4 weeks now. I am really enjoying it.

$15 for a basket of 1/2 fruit and 1/2 veggies. $25 for an all organic basket. You can buy bread, granola, extra fruit and veggie packs. (I bought 12 pounds of mixed plums for $12 a few weeks ago).

The produce is fresh, good-looking and (usually) cheaper than it would be at my local grocery store.

Check it out, see if your area has a co-op. Bountiful Baskets. The window buy-in to the co-op for the week is Monday (noon local time) to Tuesday evening. Check them out on Monday.


This week I got:

  • 1 bunch of bananas
  • 1 bunch of Tuscan kale
  • 1 bunch of celery
  • 4 green peppers
  • 4 mangoes
  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce
  • 1 large bunch of broccoli
  • 1 large bag of red cherries
  • 1 large Melon

18 items for $15. Not too shabby.

So, what’s new with you?



  1. I, too, am struggling with my garden in the heat. I can’t seem to get the right balance of watering, but I went to the beach again yesterday and thought about how I’m going to miss the evening warmth when it begins to cool. So sorry about your daughter’s broken arm…really hard to deal with in the heat as well as school beginning again. Enjoy your produce box! I have one from another source and I’ve grown so dependent! ๐Ÿ™‚ Debra

    • If we lived near a beach I might enjoy or tolerate the heat more.


  2. they do not have it where I live, my family would love it

    • That’s not cool. Perhaps there is another co-op in your area?

  3. I would love to have one of those co-ops! I’ll have to look into that. Poor little girl…she will always be your little girl even with the makeup!

    • Yes. Always my baby, just no longer a little girl.

  4. Oh no. Tell her we hope she gets better soon. We’re having a cool down. It’s been in the 90s the last two days!

  5. I’m so glad to see you around blog-land again ๐Ÿ™‚ Not so glad about your daughter’s arm, YOUCH. That’s what happens when you get out of bed. More incentive to sleep late ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Sorry to hear about Sarah’s arm! That’s the same bone Steve broke in June. He’s at physical therapy for it as I type. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

  7. We’ve had such a wet summer that our garden has hardly produced anything. Visiting from the SITS food blogger thread, nice to meet you ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Ouch… 12 weeks… Well, at least she’ll have lots of fresh foods to keep her occupied. Nice prices on the baskets.

  9. Was hot here in August too โ€” it’s Cold Now!

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